Funds raised in memory of beloved employees for the Hooters Community Endowment Fund
Hooters of America, LLC, hosted its 22nd annual Hooters Memorial Cup Golf Tournament on Monday, September 14 at the Marietta Country Club in Marietta, Georgia, raising more than $100,000 to benefit Hooters philanthropic efforts. The funds raised will go toward the Hooters Community Endowment Fund (HOO.C.E.F.), a 501(c)(3) established to support various charities that directly impact the local communities Hooters serves. The annual event is held in honor of Hooters employees Mark Brooks, Charlie Campbell and Dan Duncan, as well as NASCAR champion Alan Kulwicki, who lost their lives in an airplane crash on April 1, 1993.
“The Hooters brand has become established as the worldwide icon it is today thanks in no small part to the role Mark, Charlie and Dan played in the Hooters family,” said Chris Duncan, chief information officer, Hooters of America, and son of the late Dan Duncan. “With more than $2.5 million raised for local and national causes, The Hooters Memorial Cup continues to help preserve their legacies while bolstering Hooters philanthropic efforts.”
Since 1992, HOO.C.E.F. has contributed nearly $10 million to numerous charitable organizations that have a close connection to Hooters, including the American Diabetes Association, JDRF, Make-A-Wish, Muscular Dystrophy Association, The V Foundation for Cancer Research, and the USO. In its 21 years, the Hooters Memorial Cup Golf Tournament has raised more than $2.5 million to-date for HOO.C.E.F. As another great example of Hooters philanthropic efforts, in October Hooters will kick off its monthlong series of fundraising initiatives in honor of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
“We would like to thank our generous sponsors, players and the local community of Marietta for their support, helping to make this year’s Hooters Memorial Cup an incredible success once again,” said Duncan.
Hooters of America, LLC, is the franchisor and operator of more than 400 Hooters restaurants in 42 states and 26 countries. Known for its world famous Hooters Style chicken wings, the first Hooters opened its doors in 1983 in Clearwater, Florida. Expectations were so modest at the time that the simple fact the doors opened was deemed worthy of a toast. Since then millions have been liberated from the ordinary at Hooters while enjoying great food, fun and one-of-a-kind hospitality that can only be served up by the Hooters Girls. For more information about Hooters visit www.Hooters.com or follow at www.Twitter.com/Hooters, www.Facebook.com/Hooters, www.Instagram.com/Hooters or on Snapchat at “hootersLIVE”.